Quanah ISD Effortlessly Achieves 1:1 Laptop Initiative with Xirrus 802.11n

802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays Deliver More Power and Reliability with Fewer Devices

Online PR News – 04-August-2010 – – Xirrus®, the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, announced today the deployment of Xirrus high performance 802.11n Wi-Fi Arrays through-out the Quanah Independent School District (QISD), located in Quanah Texas. Part of the Region 9 Education Service Center, QISD is spread over three campuses, containing nearly 100 staff members and educating 550 students district-wide. Emphasizing a diverse curriculum, QISD offers students opportunities to excel in sports, music, and technology, along with extra-curricular activities such as FFA and FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America). Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays made deploying a 1:1 Laptop initiative effortless for Quanah ISD, because Xirrus is the only Wi-Fi platform powerful enough to support hundreds of concurrent students and faculty seamlessly across the district, while minimizing deployment costs.

“Choosing Xirrus 802.11n for our 1:1 student computing program has been a success,” said John White, Technology Coordinator for QISD. “We looked at a number of vendors while planning for our 1:1 implementation. When we started comparing the costs, Xirrus was much more economically friendly on our budget. Xirrus did a better job of meeting the needs of our district, without having to buy specialized switches and controllers other vendors solutions required. The fact that Xirrus came on site to perform a live site survey, gave us confidence that the Arrays could satisfy our network demands.”

“The wireless penetrates very well, covering our entire campus with very few devices and far less cable runs compared to traditional solutions,” added John. “Xirrus is very interested in helping us reach our goals and getting us the best Wi-Fi coverage possible for the dollar. The Xirrus Array offers so much more than traditional access points systems, you just can’t get the level of coverage or reliability with other wireless products.”

Continuing, John said, “We think of Xirrus Wi-Fi just like electricity, you flip the switch and there it is. The Xirrus Arrays require very little of our time to manage – the Arrays just work so reliably all by themselves. In addition to our laptop program, we are looking at adding iTouches and iPads to our network. The Xirrus system that we have in place is going to be a key factor in making all those devices work seamlessly across all of our campuses. We have been very pleased with the level of service we’ve received from Xirrus. Based on our experience and how well Xirrus has worked here at our campuses – we always recommend the Xirrus product. For those school districts rolling out a 1:1 initiative, Xirrus really is the only way to go. With Xirrus in place, our district is well prepared to lead students into the 21st century.”

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About Xirrus
Xirrus, Inc., the leader in High Performance Wi-Fi, manufactures the only fully distributed, dense radio Wi-Fi architecture available in the industry today. The innovative Xirrus architecture delivers unmatched RF innovation and wireless performance on a per access point and system-wide basis, yet requires fewer devices, switch ports, cabling with less effort to implement and maintain than traditional offerings, thereby accelerating Time-to-Value. Xirrus manufactures its products in the USA and is Wi-Fi Alliance, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, please visit www.xirrus.com.
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